[CT Birds] 6/15 Stratford, Hammo

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 16 06:00:06 EDT 2009


>From Frank Mantlik6/15 Stratford, Stratford Point, 10-11am - gulls and cormorants feeding over surfacing bunker included 600 Herring, 150 Ring-billed, 45 Great Black-backed, 14 Laughing; 2 Common Terns, 4 Gadwall.  1 BLACK SKIMMER on sandbar.
6/15 Long Beach - Pleasure Beach (w/ C. Barnard), 11:45-2:15 - 1 BRANT, 20 Laughing Gulls, 14 Osprey, 8 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Sandpiper, 14 Piping Plover, only 12 Least Terns...recent high tide (and ATV?) apparently caused failure of nesting colony.
6/15 Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, 3:15-5:00 - Imm. male KING EIDER, 3 male SURF SCOTERS, 2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS


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